Most widely held works about Václav Havel
Most widely held works by Václav Havel
Disturbing the peace : a conversation with Karel Hvížďala by Václav Havel ( Book )
76 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in 11 languages and held by 2,007 libraries worldwide
The president of Czechoslovakia tells of events in his life through a series of interviews.
Summer meditations by Václav Havel ( Book )
37 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
In his first book as president of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic, Vaclav Havel offers us a profound meditation on the nature and practice of politics and a stirring plea for morality, civility, and openness in public life in a time of overwhelming global change. From his unique perspective as both a head of state and a writer of great clarity and eloquence, Havel reflects on his experience in office, and on the questions that his own presence there brings so powerfully to mind: Is there a place for morality, and for simple decency, in politics? Have his ideals and principles--forged through two decades of courageous opposition to totalitarianism--a place in public life? His answer, put forth with remarkable candour, is unequivocally affirmative. He explores in this forthright book the practical problems facing his country today and openly examines the traumas of economic transition that have become central not only in Czechoslovakia but throughout the former Communist bloc. He grapples with the details of political change, and with the complex emotional issues of nationalism, separatism, and environmental devastation. He argues for a dynamic new market economy tempered by compassion, and for the central role of art and culture in transforming society. Writing with passion and energy, Havel reveals his dreams and his vision for a civil society of the future, stressing the essential goodwill in people, the responsibilities of those who lead them, and the need for tolerance. In the great seriousness of his commitment he demonstrates a moral and political consistency all too rare in public life. Summer Meditations is a timely and necessary book. Illuminated by Vaclav Havel's sincerity and directness, by his common sense and by his uncommon moral courage, it gives us an essential understanding of the problems and the promise in the post-Communist world.
Open letters : selected writings, 1965-1990 by Václav Havel ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
Spanning twenty-five years, this historic collection of writings shows Vaclav Havel's evolution from a modestly known playwright who had the courage to advise and criticize Czechoslovakia's leaders to a newly elected president whose first address to his fellow citizens begins, "I assume you did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would lie to you." Some of the pieces in Open letters, such as "Dear Dr. Husak" and the essay "The Power of the Powerless," are by now almost legendary for their influence on a generation of Eastern European dissidents; others, such as some of Havel's prison correspondence and his private letter to Alexander Dubcek, appear in English for the first time. All of them bear the unmistakable imprint of Havel's intellectual rigor, moral conviction, and unassuming eloquence, while standing as important additions to the world's literature of conscience.
The art of the impossible : politics as morality in practice : speeches and writings, 1990-1996 by Václav Havel ( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
There is no shortage of politicians who make a habit of shooting from the hip, but it is much rarer to find one who speaks from the heart. Vaclav Havel knows no other way to speak, or to write. Both as a dissident and as a playwright it was his sworn purpose for many years to combat evil with nothing but truth. As president of Czechoslovakia, and now of the Czech Republic, he has clung to that habit, refusing to turn over either his conscience or his voice to political handlers and professional speech-writers. Instead he assumes the additional burden - for him, it is a distinct pleasure - of composing all of his oratory.
Letters to Olga : June 1979-September 1982 by Václav Havel ( Book )
86 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 12 languages and held by 956 libraries worldwide
To the Castle and back by Václav Havel ( Book )
59 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 937 libraries worldwide
As writer, dissident, and statesman, Havel played an essential part in the changes that occurred in Central Europe during the last decades of the twentieth century, and became a powerful intellectual and political force for the reestablishment of democratic principles and institutions. Now, in this memoir, he recollects the pivotal experiences and ideas of his remarkable life. Known in his native Prague for his theatrical productions, and imprisoned for his anticommunist views, Havel emerged on the international stage in 1989 as the elected president of Czechoslovakia. He writes with eloquence and candor about his transition from playwright to politician, and the surreal challenges of governing a young democracy. But the scope of his writing extends far beyond the circumstances he faced in his own country. He shares his thoughts on the future of the EU, the reach of the American superpower, and the role of national identity in today's world.--From publisher description.
Largo desolato : a play in seven scenes by Václav Havel ( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Havel dramatizes the dilemma of the intellectual in a totalitarian country.
The memorandum by Václav Havel ( Book )
31 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
The Power of the powerless : citizens against the state in central-eastern Europe ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Temptation : a play in ten scenes by Václav Havel ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 654 libraries worldwide
In his most challenging work to date, Czech playwright Vaclav Havel has given the Faust legend a provocative twist. His setting is 'the Institute, ' whose mission is to combat the 'irrational tendencies' in society through its scientific work. Personal and professional relationships at this 'lighthouse of truthful knowledge' are a tissue of lies and sycophancy in which all concerned willingly collude.
The beggar's opera by Václav Havel ( Book )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Václav Havel : living in truth : twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Beyond hate ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Through the experiences of world figures, gang leaders, and young people trying to cope with violence in their lives, Beyond hate chronicles the impact of hate on its victims, and probes its many dimensions. Moyers listens to those gripped by hatred and those victimized by it. He also focuses on individuals and groups who are working to move beyond hatred to achieve tolerance and acceptance.
The garden party and other plays by Václav Havel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 430 libraries worldwide
The view from Prague the expectations of world leaders at the dawn of the 21st century by Forum 2000 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Václav Havel, or, Living in truth : twenty-two essays published on the occasion of the award of the Erasmus Prize to Václav Havel ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The garden party by Václav Havel ( Book )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 188 libraries worldwide
V příběhu člověka, který na obratném využívání frází vybuduje svou kariéru, ale ztratí přitom svou vlastní tvář, útočí autor na byrokratismus a frázovitost v našem životě. Hra je označována za první české absurdní drama.
Selected plays, 1963-83 by Václav Havel ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Three Vaněk plays by Václav Havel ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Hry : 1970-1976 by Václav Havel ( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in Czech and Undetermined and held by 103 libraries worldwide
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